US Patent No: 7,775,215

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System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data

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A sense head comprises a plurality of coils and a needle window. The sense head is operable to receive RF signals communicated from a needle target such as an injection port located within a patient. A user interface is configured to visually display an indication to a user relating to the positioning and orientation of the sense head relative to the needle target. The positioning and orientation may be determined based on RF signals received by the coils in the sense head. With the sense head positioned based on information provided through the visual display, the user may insert a needle through the needle window to reach the needle target. The sense head may also receive communications relating to the pressure of fluid in an implanted device. The user interface may further display information relating to the fluid pressure in the implanted device.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1631

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dlugos, Daniel F Shelton, CT 80 2185
Ferreri, Annie L Loveland, OH 4 167
Hassler,, Jr William L - 19 423
Holscher, Russell L Olathe, KS 11 671
Weaner, Lauren S Beavercreek, OH 33 341

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4,281,667 Single diaphragm telemetric differential pressure sensing system 74 1978
4,660,568 Telemetric differential pressure sensing system and method therefore 115 1981
4,593,703 Telemetric differential pressure sensor with the improvement of a conductive shorted loop tuning element and a resonant circuit 106 1984
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO (3)
5,836,886 Catheter having a sensor 59 1996
5,807,265 Catheter having pressure detecting ability 69 1996
6,019,729 Sensor mechanism-equipped catheter 99 1997
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
4,516,866 Printing apparatus 38 1982
5,012,286 Image forming apparatus having device for detecting concentration of developing agent 60 1988
6,985,078 Wearable life support apparatus and method 56 2003
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (3)
5,085,224 Portable signalling unit for an EKG 64 1990
6,587,709 Method of and imaging ultrasound system for determining the position of a catheter 38 2002
6,718,200 Wearable body-fat sensor 28 2002
 
MEDEX, INC. (3)
4,600,855 Piezoelectric apparatus for measuring bodily fluid pressure within a conduit 99 1985
4,924,872 Tubular pressure transducer 33 1989
4,978,335 Infusion pump with bar code input to computer 347 1989
 
OPW FUELING COMPONENTS INC. (3)
6,851,628 Nozzle for dispensing liquid in a container 26 2003
6,951,229 Nozzle including first and second lever portions 29 2003
7,134,580 Spout assembly for dispensing liquid from a nozzle 31 2003
 
ROUECHE, WALLACE (3)
5,755,748 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 95 1996
5,995,874 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 80 1998
6,058,330 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 53 1998
 
SRI INTERNATIONAL (3)
4,637,736 Slip sensing method and apparatus 30 1985
4,799,491 Blood pressure monitoring method and apparatus 104 1986
4,802,488 Blood pressure monitoring method and apparatus 79 1987
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (3)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 8 2002
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 3 2006
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 3 2006
 
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (3)
4,186,749 Induction powered biological radiosonde 105 1977
4,408,597 Prosthetic occlusive device for an internal passageway 71 1982
5,173,873 High speed magneto-resistive random access memory 129 1990
 
TRANSOMA MEDICAL, INC. (3)
4,796,641 Device and method for chronic in-vivo measurement of internal body pressure 102 1987
4,846,191 Device for chronic measurement of internal body pressure 218 1988
2006/0178,617 Vascular access port with physiological sensor 41 2006
 
TRICARDIA, LLC (3)
6,015,387 Implantation devices for monitoring and regulating blood flow 134 1998
6,309,350 Pressure/temperature/monitor device for heart implantation 156 1999
6,645,143 Pressure/temperature/flow monitor device for vascular implantation 90 2001
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
5,855,597 Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery 369 1997
6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 266 1999
6,245,102 Stent, stent graft and stent valve 351 1999
 
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2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
 
ALGERNON PROMOTIONS,INC. (2)
5,084,699 Impedance matching coil assembly for an inductively coupled transponder 129 1989
5,095,309 Method and apparatus for modulating and detecting a subcarrier signal for an inductively coupled transponder 75 1989
 
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. (2)
4,791,318 MOS threshold control circuit 54 1987
6,898,690 Multi-tiered memory bank having different data buffer sizes with a programmable bank select 4 2003
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (2)
4,465,474 Injector for medical uses having an improved automatic switch-off system 56 1982
4,560,979 Method for triggering an alarm in an infusion syringe 78 1984
 
B.I. INCORPORATED (2)
4,952,928 Adaptable electronic monitoring and identification system 410 1988
5,204,670 Adaptable electric monitoring and identification system 339 1990
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (2)
4,838,857 Medical infusion device 195 1987
5,133,358 Apparatus for rezeroing an in vivo pressure sensor and method for rezeroing 31 1990
 
Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. (2)
4,256,118 Apparatus for the detection and recording of uterine activity 59 1978
4,867,160 Cardiac pacemaker 34 1986
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (2)
4,799,625 Method and apparatus for adjusting a shear bar relative to a cutter head 37 1987
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BODYMEDIA, INC. (2)
7,153,262 Wearable human physiological data sensors and reporting system therefor 56 2002
7,285,090 Apparatus for detecting, receiving, deriving and displaying human physiological and contextual information 161 2003
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (2)
6,757,557 Position location system 44 1999
6,516,212 Three dimensional mapping 61 2000
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
5,360,407 Implantable dual access port with tactile ridge for position sensing 174 1991
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Cardeon Corporation (2)
6,059,757 Single lumen catheter with controlled antegrade and retrograde flow 51 1996
6,110,145 Catheter system for surgical access and circulatory support of the heart 60 1998
 
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4,752,658 Pressure checked electrical pressure switch 30 1987
5,325,834 Method of and conversion kit for converting an engine to hydraulically-actuated fuel injection system 52 1993
 
CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING LTD. (2)
5,610,083 Method of making back gate contact for silicon on insulator technology 67 1996
6,558,994 Dual silicon-on-insulator device wafer die 27 2001
 
CONMED CORPORATION (2)
4,441,501 Medical electrode 28 1982
4,444,194 Medical electrode assembly 26 1982
 
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4,596,563 Thin-walled multi-layered catheter having a fuseless tip 203 1984
5,152,776 Balloon inflation device 72 1991
 
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2006/0247,719 Weight loss method and advice 51 2005
2006/0247,722 Noninvasively adjustable gastric band 81 2005
 
DAIMLER-BENZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
4,399,705 Acceleration detector 41 1981
5,007,401 Magnetic valve controlled injection device 40 1987
 
DATASCOPE INVESTMENT CORP. (2)
4,540,404 Balloon catheter with intrinsic introducer for percutaneous insertion into a blood vessel over a guide wire, and method of use 140 1983
7,257,438 Patient-worn medical monitoring device 80 2003
 
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. (2)
4,453,578 Automatic shut-off dispensing nozzle responsive to liquid in a tank reaching a predetermined level and to a supply pressure 42 1983
5,121,777 Vapor recovery nozzles and sub-assemblies therefor 39 1989
 
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5,523,740 Wearable transmitter assembly 54 1995
5,650,766 Wearable transmitter with optical tamper detection 45 1995
 
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6,558,321 Systems and methods for remote monitoring and modulation of medical devices 511 2000
2005/0203,360 SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR CONTINUOUS ANALYTE SENSOR 406 2004
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
5,411,552 Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis 640 1994
5,840,081 System and method for implanting cardiac valves 480 1997
 
ELA MEDICAL S.A. (2)
5,312,443 Arrhythmia-detection criteria process for a cardioverter/defibrillator 45 1992
5,388,586 Methods and apparatus for sensing intracardiac signals for an inplantable cardiac pacemaker 78 1993
 
Evalve, Inc. (2)
6,629,534 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 365 2000
6,752,813 Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair 196 2001
 
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4,246,877 Notched injector hold-down clamp 37 1979
4,497,176 Brake system pressure bleed device 33 1983
 
GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA (2)
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 2003
2004/0121,494 Infrared thermopile detector system for semiconductor process monitoring and control 2003
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (2)
4,185,641 Pressure dome 53 1978
4,763,649 Technique for creating a zero reference for an external pressure transducer 25 1987
 
Hittman Corporation (2)
4,186,751 Non-invasive, pressure sensor apparatus for communicating pressure inside a body to the exterior thereof 32 1978
4,231,376 Pressure sensor 27 1978
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (2)
6,641,610 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 58 1999
7,011,095 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 28 2003
 
HOSPIRA, INC. (2)
5,378,231 Automated drug infusion system 143 1992
5,547,470 Automated drug infusion system 109 1994
 
INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. (2)
5,218,957 Multi-layered transtracheal catheter 88 1990
5,199,427 Multi-layered transtracheal caatheter 54 1991
 
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2006/0047,205 DELIVERY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING CARDIOVASCULAR PRESSURES 59 2005
2007/0179,583 DELIVERY SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ANCHOR FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT 41 2007
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Daisei Kikai (2)
4,398,983 Binding method using adhesive tape 44 1981
4,545,185 Binding apparatus for packing 27 1983
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO (2)
4,471,786 Telemetering intracranial pressure transducer 96 1982
4,484,135 Hematocrit measuring instrument 49 1982
 
KEY OCEAN SERVICES, INC., A CORP. OF TEXAS (2)
4,698,038 Vessel mooring system and method for its installation 40 1984
4,701,143 Vessel mooring system and method for its installation 45 1986
 
L. Schuler GmbH (2)
4,499,750 Drawing device for presses with mechanically driven drawing ram 38 1983
4,896,594 Drawing installation for a press 30 1987
 
MEDRAD, INC. (2)
4,404,974 Method and apparatus for monitoring and displaying heart rate and blood pressure product information 74 1981
5,494,036 Patient infusion system for use with MRI 144 1993
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (2)
7,044,920 Pressure monitoring system to prevent aneurismal sac rupture 23 2003
6,989,027 Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly 207 2004
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (2)
4,592,339 Gastric banding device 345 1985
4,782,826 Penile prosthesis 61 1987
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEM (2)
5,425,713 System and method for monitoring, displaying and recording balloon catheter condition interval and inflation location data 35 1994
5,431,629 System and method for monitoring, displaying and recording balloon catheter condition interval data 30 1994
 
NMT NEUROSCIENCES (IP), INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (2)
4,551,128 Cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve 74 1983
4,681,559 Plural valve three stage pressure relief system 52 1985
 
NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
5,041,826 Identification system 131 1990
5,211,129 Syringe-implantable identification transponder 121 1991
 
PACESETTER AB (2)
4,913,147 Heart pacemaker system with shape-memory metal components 76 1987
5,676,690 Apparatus for administering medical therapy using detrended fluctuation analysis of physiological activity 41 1996
 
PACESETTER SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP OF CA. (2)
4,562,751 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 288 1984
4,685,903 External infusion pump apparatus 412 1984
 
PESCADERO BEACH HOLDINGS CORPORATION (2)
5,721,382 Apparatus for indicating fluid pressure within a conduit 30 1996
6,010,482 Apparatus for indicating fluid pressure in a conduit 27 1997
 
PITNEY BOWES INC. (2)
4,241,247 Controller for rotary collator 24 1978
4,979,730 Sheet drive system having an encoder apparatus 28 1989
 
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (2)
4,291,699 Method of and apparatus for automatically detecting and treating ventricular fibrillation 142 1978
5,058,583 Multiple monopolar system and method of measuring stroke volume of the heart 115 1990
 
R.S. Medical Monitoring Ltd. (2)
5,732,710 Method and device for stable impedance plethysmography 68 1996
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
6,573,563 SOI semiconductor integrated circuit for eliminating floating body effects in SOI MOSFETs 31 2001
2006/0118,793 Thin film transistor array panel and method for manufacturing the same 10 2005
 
SCHERBATSKOY, TIMOTHY D., CO-TRUSTEES OF THE SCHERBATSKOY FAMILY TRUST (2)
4,351,037 Systems, apparatus and methods for measuring while drilling 74 1980
4,553,226 Systems, apparatus and methods for measuring while drilling 37 1982
 
SCI-WORX GMBH (2)
5,951,487 Intracorporeal measuring system 31 1997
6,083,174 Implantable measuring unit for intracorporal measurement of patient data 62 1998
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (2)
4,678,408 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 290 1985
5,197,322 Pressure reservoir filling process for an implantable medication infusion pump 160 1990
 
SIEMENS INFUSION SYSTEMS LEGAL DEPARTMENT (2)
5,041,086 Clinical configuration of multimode medication infusion system 131 1987
5,382,232 Infusion system with air-in-line clear function 59 1992
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,695,866 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 174 2000
2006/0235,310 Method of manufacturing an implantable wireless sensor 37 2006
 
STANFORD SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,702,368 System for cardiac procedures 217 1995
5,885,238 System for cardiac procedures 119 1995
 
SULZER INTERMEDICS INC. (2)
5,702,431 Enhanced transcutaneous recharging system for battery powered implantable medical device 157 1996
5,749,909 Transcutaneous energy coupling using piezoelectric device 189 1996
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (2)
4,992,794 Transponder and method for the production thereof 201 1989
6,822,343 Generating electric power in response to activity of a biological system 29 2003
 
The Boeing Company (2)
4,368,937 Overhead stowage bin mechanism 98 1981
4,614,137 Magnetic tool changer 26 1983
 
The Coca-Cola Company (2)
5,305,923 Postmix beverage dispensing system 52 1992
5,494,193 Postmix beverage dispensing system 42 1994
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5,181,517 Method and apparatus for the measurement of atrial pressure 49 1991
5,551,439 Method of determining a mean pressure from a source within a body 33 1995
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (2)
5,855,601 Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same 664 1996
6,269,819 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 283 1999
 
THEREX CORPORATION (2)
4,978,338 Implantable infusion apparatus 148 1988
5,575,770 Implantable drug infusion system with safe bolus capability 174 1995
 
VeloBind, Inc. (2)
4,369,013 Bookbinding strips 52 1980
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VICKERS E.S.D., INC. (2)
4,745,541 Method and apparatus for process control 47 1986
4,821,167 Method and apparatus for sequential control of analogue signals 29 1987
 
VITATRON MEDICAL, B.V. (2)
4,527,568 Dual chamber pacer with alternative rate adaptive means and method 83 1983
5,330,511 Dual chamber pacemaker with automatically optimized AV delay 103 1993
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (2)
4,569,623 Dump assembly 29 1984
4,728,479 High pressure seal fitting with built-in low pressure seal arrangement 35 1986
 
WORLD HEART CORPORATION (2)
4,581,018 Implantable infusion device 56 1983
4,665,896 Power supply for body implant and method of use 138 1985
 
A. MENARINI INDUSTRIE FARMACEUTICHE RIUNITE S.R.L. (1)
5,298,022 Wearable artificial pancreas 68 1993
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
4,557,269 Disposable transducer apparatus for an electromanometry system 68 1983
 
ABDOMICA AG (1)
2005/0192,642 Intestine dysfunction treatment apparatus 31 2005
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
6,366,817 Electromagnetic field source device with detection of position of secondary coil in relation to multiple primary coils 70 2000
 
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6,159,156 Pressure sensor for use in an artery 97 1998
 
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4,606,419 Truck mounted load scale 40 1984
 
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7,147,640 External fixator 35 2003
 
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4,328,654 Bag closing apparatus 28 1980
 
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4,332,254 System for filling and inflating and deflating a vascular dilating cathether assembly 141 1980
 
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4,674,546 Fueling nozzle vapor collecting system 23 1985
 
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5,622,869 Method of detecting an obstruction in a fluid flow line of a medical laboratory instrument 22 1995
 
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Alexander Machinery, Inc. (1)
4,941,718 Concealed retractable housings 56 1988
 
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5,833,603 Implantable biosensing transponder 750 1996
 
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4,803,987 Temperature responsive controller for cardiac pacer 78 1986
 
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4,867,498 Overhead console assembly 116 1988
 
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5,383,915 Wireless programmer/repeater system for an implanted medical device 130 1993
 
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2005/0192,720 Geographic information system and method for monitoring dynamic train positions 3 2004
 
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4,981,426 Clamping mechanism in an injection molding machine 30 1988
 
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6,481,292 Dual pressure monitor 21 1999
 
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4,206,755 Method and apparatus for the control and regulation of glycemia 257 1978
 
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5,461,390 Locator device useful for house arrest and stalker detection 348 1994
 
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4,724,806 Lubricant circulation system 27 1987
 
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4,683,850 Oil sumps for internal combustion engines 37 1986
 
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5,292,219 Procedure and apparatus for the handling of loads 42 1992
 
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4,503,678 Reservoirs for liquid pressure control systems and a method of filling the same 45 1984
 
Avid Corporation (1)
5,235,326 Multi-mode identification system 193 1991
 
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4,556,086 Dual disc low pressure back-check valve 65 1984
 
B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG (1)
4,952,205 Pressure infusion device 74 1989
 
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6,216,028 Method to determine the location and orientation of an indwelling medical device 52 1998
 
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4,658,358 Underwater computer 58 1984
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (1)
4,781,192 Balloon dilation apparatus 71 1986
 
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4,696,189 Housing for a measuring device 39 1986
 
BC ACQUISTION CORP., A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE (1)
5,186,224 Filling device 26 1991
 
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4,730,420 Drilling device for drilling plates susceptible to breaking 31 1986
 
BH RESEARCH LLC (1)
2004/0133,092 Wireless system for measuring distension in flexible tubes 90 2003
 
BIO-MELKTECHNIK HOEFELMAYR & CO. (1)
4,273,070 Milking hose 37 1979
 
BIODEX (1)
4,691,694 Muscle exercise and rehabilitation apparatus 120 1986
 
BIODEX MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,209,223 Single chair muscle exercise and rehabilitation apparatus 59 1992
 
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4,977,896 Analysis of biological signals using data from arrays of sensors 54 1989
 
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6,640,137 Biothermal power source for implantable devices 62 2002
 
BIOMEDICAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION (1)
4,431,009 Apparatus for measuring blood pressure 62 1981
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. (1)
5,993,395 Pressure transducer apparatus with disposable dome 41 1996
 
Biotek, Inc. (1)
4,403,984 System for demand-based adminstration of insulin 351 1980
 
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6,102,856 Wearable vital sign monitoring system 203 1998
 
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5,970,801 Variable orifice flow sensor 38 1997
 
BLODGETT, NORMAN S. (1)
4,347,851 Vital signs monitor 142 1980
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,890,300 Implantable microscale pressure sensor system for pressure monitoring and management 50 2003
 
BRASS-CRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
5,274,859 Shower splash shield 31 1992
 
Brevetti Umbria S.r.l. (1)
4,223,837 Dosed delivery device for liquids, particularly for delivering water to vegetal cultivations 30 1978
 
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY (1)
4,227,533 Flushable urinary catheter 48 1978
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
4,191,187 Medical apparatus 62 1978
 
BRITISH UNITED SHOE MACHINERY LIMITED (1)
4,419,393 Method and apparatus for use in applying a band of liquid adhesive 25 1982
 
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,006,884 Imaging device 9 1989
 
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4,360,277 Portable fabric temperature profiler 30 1980
 
Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation (1)
4,473,078 Cardiac arrhythmia analysis system 52 1982
 
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4,519,401 Pressure telemetry implant 178 1983
 
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5,716,342 Non-invasive pressure sensor 25 1995
 
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4,958,645 Multi-channel digital medical telemetry system 228 1988
 
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COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
7,143,462 Oral care implement 71 2004
 
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5,300,120 Implant with electrical transponder marker 110 1992
 
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5,250,020 Unitary inflatable penile prosthesis 80 1991
 
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4,316,693 Variable array can palletizer 35 1979
 
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4,395,916 Arrangement for sealing a reactive element within a fluid pressure transducer 27 1981
 
Compagnie Generale de Materiel Orthopedique (1)
5,211,161 Three axis passive motion exerciser 58 1991
 
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5,026,360 Clamping systems for two piece ostomy device 39 1990
 
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4,489,916 Valve and stem seal therefor 38 1982
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (1)
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 249 2003
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
4,618,861 Passive activity monitor for livestock 80 1985
 
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5,645,065 Catheter depth, position and orientation location system 200 1995
 
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5,120,313 Method for measuring blood pressure in an animal or human using a percutaneous access port 30 1990
 
COVIDIEN AG (1)
5,348,536 Coextruded catheter and method of forming 150 1993
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
6,357,438 Implantable sensor for proportional assist ventilation 108 2000
 
CROCKER NATIONAL BANK (1)
4,190,057 Device for determining the patentcy of a blood vessel 63 1977
 
CYBERKINETICS NEUROTECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2006/0058,627 Biological interface systems with wireless connection and related methods 88 2005
 
DADE BEHRING MARBURG GMBH (1)
4,833,384 Syringe drive assembly 51 1987
 
DAIMLER AG (1)
5,730,101 Fuel injector and motor brake valve mounting arrangement for an internal combustion engine with direct fuel injection 29 1996
 
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AEROSPACE AIRBUS GMBH (1)
5,244,269 Overhead baggage compartment with a lowerable trough 85 1992
 
Dairy Equipment Company (1)
5,028,918 Identification transponder circuit 166 1989
 
DeFelsko Corporation (1)
5,686,831 Gauge with reversible display screen 29 1996
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,471,182 Single pole make make switch and pressure switch using same 28 1983
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
2009/0005,703 Medical Monitor User Interface 12 2007
 
DESCO CORPORATION (1)
4,192,192 Diaphragm seal assembly 43 1978
 
DEW ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (1)
6,430,444 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 68 2000
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 383 1994
 
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7,131,945 Optically powered and optically data-transmitting wireless intraocular pressure sensor device 45 2003
 
DRAEGER MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,482,049 Programmable electronic blood pressure monitoring labels 28 1994
 
Dragerwerk Aktiengesellschaft (1)
4,522,213 Monitoring device for medical apparatus 40 1984
 
DRESSER, INC. (1)
5,365,985 Vapor guard for vapor recovery system 47 1993
 
DUDDY, PATRICK J. (1)
5,184,132 Garage door opening device 37 1991
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
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Dwight N. Holmbo (1)
5,282,839 Rate responsive cardiac pacemaker and method for providing an optimized pacing rate which varies with a patient's physiologic demand 48 1992
 
EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (1)
4,468,762 Telemetry equipment in modules 35 1981
 
EATON CORPORATION (1)
5,004,873 Plural set point pressure responsive switching apparatus utilizing a single pressure sensing driver element 34 1989
 
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4,648,406 Physiological pressure measuring system 36 1981
 
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5,406,957 Electroencephalic neurofeedback apparatus for training and tracking of cognitive states 94 1993
 
ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF (1)
4,515,750 Sealing coupling 27 1982
 
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4,960,966 Limit switch 23 1989
 
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5,645,116 Method and assembly for preventing dripping of a liquid dispensing nozzle 42 1995
 
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6,234,745 Container destacking and transfer apparatus 23 2000
 
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5,733,313 RF coupled, implantable medical device with rechargeable back-up power source 266 1996
 
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4,386,422 Servo valve for well-logging telemetry 47 1980
 
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4,695,237 Injection molding apparatus 58 1985
 
FEHLIN, GUIDO (1)
5,246,008 Method for monitoring a patient for rejection reactions to an implanted heart 104 1992
 
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4,449,493 Slosh baffle for oil pan of internal combustion engine 30 1982
 
Firma Carl Freudenberg (1)
4,626,462 Process for the manufacture of through-hole contacted flexible circuit boards for high bending stresses and the circuit boards made therefrom 44 1985
 
FLACHGLAS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,573,835 Machine for boring a plate workpiece 32 1981
 
FLOWONIX MEDICAL INCORPORATED (1)
5,810,015 Power supply for implantable device 77 1995
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (1)
4,674,457 Dry sump crankcase 55 1986
 
FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
6,889,772 Method and apparatus for installing control lines in a well 38 2002
 
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4,494,411 Pressure detector comprising a cylindrical cavity resonator having a front surface made as a diaphragm 36 1983
 
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
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G.N.A. CORPORATION, 2601 EAST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, SUITE 403, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33309, A CORP OF FLORIDA (1)
4,515,004 Welded wire fabric bending apparatus and method 31 1982
 
GEMA VOLSTATIC AG (1)
5,720,436 Electrostatic spray device for coating material 37 1996
 
General Battery Corporation (1)
4,221,523 Apparatus for dumping and collecting corrosive substances from automotive batteries 24 1978
 
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GIVEN IMAGING LTD. (1)
6,285,897 Remote physiological monitoring system 316 1999
 
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4,531,936 Device and method for the selective delivery of drugs to the myocardium 183 1983
 
GOULD ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
5,263,244 Method of making a flexible printed circuit sensor assembly for detecting optical pulses 169 1992
 
GRASEBY MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
5,244,461 Infusion pump with occlusion sensitive shutoff 98 1991
 
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4,622,871 Cutting tool compensator for stationary machine tool 26 1984
 
Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
4,727,887 Hypodermic manometer 25 1985
 
HALLIBURTON COMPANY (1)
4,981,173 Electric surface controlled subsurface valve system 71 1989
 
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4,665,511 System for acoustic caliper measurements 83 1984
 
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5,139,484 Ambulatory syringe-pusher device for parenteral injections with output servo-controlled by the contents of the syringe 58 1990
 
HEALTHDYNE, INC. (1)
4,435,173 Variable rate syringe pump for insulin delivery 221 1982
 
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5,178,197 Fuel dispensing nozzle 41 1992
 
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HID CORPORATION (1)
4,730,188 Identification system 192 1985
 
HOERBIGER VENTILWERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,700,610 Cylinder tube strain measurement feedback for piston position control 45 1985
 
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4,834,731 Ostomy appliance and convex pressure ring assembly therefor 54 1987
 
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5,507,412 Centralized multichannel fluid delivery system 91 1994
 
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6,503,208 Method and apparatus for the measurement of intra-abdominal pressure 26 2000
 
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4,706,948 Centering and clamping apparatus for elongate round bodies of various diameter 28 1986
 
HON GROUP, THE (1)
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HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,689,979 Pressing method and punch and die press for the same 29 1984
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
4,399,707 Stress sensitive semiconductor unit and housing means therefor 53 1981
 
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HUDSON OXYGEN THERAPY SALES COMPANY, A CA CORP. (1)
4,350,647 Permanent adapter for a medical humidifier 31 1981
 
Hughes Aircraft Company (1)
5,185,535 Control of backgate bias for low power high speed CMOS/SOI devices 75 1991
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
5,024,965 Manufacturing high speed low leakage radiation hardened CMOS/SOI devices 53 1990
 
HUGHES TOOL COMPANY (1)
4,351,116 Apparatus for making multiple orientation measurements in a drill string 30 1980
 
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4,473,067 Introducer assembly for intra-aortic balloons and the like incorporating a sliding, blood-tight seal 117 1982
 
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6,682,503 Anti-reflux valve interconnected with a catheter 25 2001
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA (1)
5,782,774 Apparatus and method of bioelectrical impedance analysis of blood flow 89 1996
 
Imo Industries, GmbH (1)
5,089,673 Pressure operated electrical switching device with plural lever actuated microswitches 25 1990
 
IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED (1)
6,682,480 Monitoring treatment using implantable telemetric sensors 50 2001
 
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5,226,429 Laparoscopic gastric band and method 369 1991
 
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2006/0157,701 Integrated sensor chip unit 28 2006
 
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INFUSALD CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,447,224 Variable flow implantable infusion apparatus 196 1982
 
Innovative Science Limited (1)
5,184,619 Intrauterine pressure and fetal heart rate sensor 76 1987
 
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INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
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ISRAEL, THE STATE OF (1)
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ITAMAR MEDICAL LTD. (1)
4,798,211 Diagnostic methods and apparatus employing monitoring of myocardial ischemia 54 1986
 
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4,445,385 Static pressure sensor with glass bonded strain gauge transducers 30 1982
 
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5,849,225 Disc base molding method and apparatus therefor 29 1996
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoh Shokki Seisakusho (1)
4,520,443 Control device for loading and unloading mechanism 57 1982
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho (1)
4,511,974 Load condition indicating method and apparatus for forklift truck 82 1982
 
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4,589,805 Boring and deburring head and boring and deburring tool capable of being fastened therein, and method for boring and deburring a workpiece 32 1984
 
KATIMS, JEFFERSON JACOB (1)
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5,938,669 Adjustable gastric banding device for contracting a patient's stomach 239 1998
 
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4,599,943 Electrostatic-charge-and chemical-attack-resistant printing cylinder construction 38 1984
 
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Medicorp Research Laboratories Corporation (1)
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MICRONIX PTY LTD (1)
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MILACRON LLC (1)
5,062,052 Logic controlled plastic molding machine with programmable operator interface 82 1989
 
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4,464,170 Blood glucose control apparatus and method 67 1982
 
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4,303,075 Method and apparatus for maximizing stroke volume through atrioventricular pacing using implanted cardioverter/pacer 110 1980
 
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Mrklas; Theresia A. (1)
5,304,112 Stress reduction system and method 188 1991
 
MTS SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
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NorAm Chemical Company (1)
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4,882,678 Data sensing and processing device for scuba divers 52 1987
 
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4,712,562 Outpatient monitoring systems 185 1986
 
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ROSLIN, MITCHELL STEVEN (1)
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5,188,106 Method and apparatus for chronically monitoring the hemodynamic state of a patient using doppler ultrasound 207 1991
 
TENNESSEE, UNIVERSITY OF, RESEARCH CORPORATION, THE (1)
5,881,919 Liquid injection system for sprayers 32 1997
 
TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
4,934,369 Intravascular blood parameter measurement system 253 1989
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,988,337 Syringe pump apparatus 93 1989
 
TESCO HOLDING I, LP (1)
6,131,664 System, apparatus, and method for installing control lines in a well 45 1999
 
THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND (1)
5,267,940 Cardiovascular flow enhancer and method of operation 86 1991
 
The Minster Machine Company (1)
4,450,946 Press speed control and indication system 8 1982
 
The Penn State Research Foundation (1)
6,106,551 Communication method for implantable medical device 42 1997
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (1)
4,741,345 Continuous flow tissue pressure measurement 30 1986
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
5,971,934 Noninvasive method and apparatus for determining cardiac output 63 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
5,001,528 Radiation hardened CMOS on SOI or SOS devices 56 1989
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
4,635,182 Apparatus for controlling multiple time-varying processes 37 1984
 
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY (1)
4,936,304 Pacing system and method for cardiac pacing as a function of determined myocardial contractility 95 1987
 
Thurne Engineering Company Limited (1)
4,537,005 Bag tying machine 29 1983
 
THUROFF, JOACHIM (1)
4,958,630 Method and apparatus for treating impotence 70 1989
 
TOKOS MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4,738,268 Relative time clock 67 1987
 
Tokyo Electric Co., Ltd. (1)
4,212,074 Weight measuring method and apparatus thereof 44 1978
 
Tomoe Technical Research Company (1)
4,926,903 Butterfly valve having a function for measuring a flow rate and method of measuring a flow rate with a butterfly valve 62 1989
 
TORBOT GROUP, INC. (1)
4,872,869 Low profile ostomy device 74 1988
 
TOSHIBA AMERICA RESEARCH, INC. (1)
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
 
TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., LTD. (1)
5,062,053 Fully automatic operation system for injection molding machines 44 1989
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,875,953 Method and apparatus for effecting interference fit of two parts by accelerating the part or parts 29 1996
 
TRACOR AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,626,630 Medical telemetry system using an implanted passive transponder 260 1994
 
TRILOBOT, INC. (1)
5,103,832 Biological pressure transducer zeroing and levelling reference apparatus 28 1990
 
Trinity Computing Systems, Inc. (1)
4,893,630 Apparatus and method for analyzing physiological conditions within an organ of a living body 34 1984
 
Trumpf GmbH & Co. (1)
4,602,541 Punch press with means for rotating the workpiece and method of using same and tooling therefor 39 1984
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
5,112,344 Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such 323 1991
 
U.S. Philips Corporation (1)
6,087,831 MR method and MR device for determining the position of microcoil 20 1998
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
5,411,551 Stent assembly with sensor 206 1993
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (1)
4,743,129 Passbook printer 51 1985
 
United States Surgical Corporation (1)
4,232,682 Physiological parameter measuring system 46 1978
 
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III (1)
4,738,267 Implantable, intracranial-pressure sensor 61 1986
 
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (1)
5,353,800 Implantable pressure sensor lead 252 1992
 
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE THE, VICTORIA OF GRATTAN ST., (1)
4,741,732 Open-loop control of drug infusion 116 1985
 
UROLOGICA AG (1)
2004/0172,087 Harmless wireless energy transmission to implant 26 2003
 
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4,909,678 Boring apparatus for a laminated plate and boring cutter 26 1988
 
UT AUTOMOTIVE DEARBORN, INC. (1)
5,020,845 Overhead console with drop-down compartment 52 1989
 
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (1)
6,533,733 Implantable device for in-vivo intracranial and cerebrospinal fluid pressure monitoring 79 1999
 
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,267,942 Method for influencing physiological processes through physiologically interactive stimuli 80 1992
 
VALENTE, RAYMOND L. 535 S. MAY STREET KANKAKEE, IL 60901 (1)
4,446,711 U-Bolt bender 32 1982
 
VALMET LOGGING AMERICAS, INC., (FORMERLY VALMET-GAFNER INC.), A CORP. OF MI (1)
4,431,365 Pressure control mechanism for a grapple skidder 29 1981
 
VASCOR, INC. (1)
5,630,836 Transcutaneous energy and information transmission apparatus 119 1995
 
VETCO GRAY INC. (1)
6,360,822 Casing annulus monitoring apparatus and method 51 2000
 
Vibro-Meter SA (1)
4,393,951 Measuring device of the useful load and of the load on the axles of a truck 42 1981
 
VICKERS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4,767,406 Syringe pumps 84 1986
 
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. (1)
5,026,180 Thermal ink-transfer printer capable of preventing off-registration of colors at color printing 33 1988
 
VIDEOJET SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,620,807 Article transport for printers 64 1985
 
WALLACE & TIERNAN, INC., A CORP. OD DELAWARE (1)
4,759,386 Electromechanical linear actuator 37 1987
 
WALSH, JOHN K., 59 LOCKWOOD DRIVE, WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY 07463 (1)
4,571,995 Digital readout indicator of oxygen usage, pressure and flow 45 1984
 
Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing, Inc. (1)
5,467,627 End finisher machine 36 1994
 
WEGENER GMBH (1)
5,326,249 Apparatus for bending lamellar workpieces 28 1993
 
WESTERN ATLAS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,262,343 Pressure pulse detection apparatus 48 1979
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
5,795,325 Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member 166 1995
 
Yasui Seiki Co., Ltd. (1)
4,844,002 Coating feeder system 35 1987
 
ZEXEL VALEO CLIMATE CONTROL CORPORATION (1)
4,886,392 Press-fit structure of a shaft 58 1987
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
2004/0243,148 Use of micro- and miniature position sensing devices for use in TKA and THA 79 2004
 
ZITEC AG (1)
4,577,512 Thread-tension meter 25 1984
 
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4,191,004 Bag folding apparatus 26 1978
4,281,666 Single diaphragm pressure-balanced telemetric pressure sensing system 53 1978
4,280,775 Hole drilling machine and work positioning system 43 1978
4,204,547 Method and apparatus for noninvasive monitoring of intracranial pressure 45 1978
4,220,189 Window shade sealing system 45 1978
4,248,238 Heart stimulating apparatus 43 1979
4,217,221 Oil refining apparatus 32 1979
4,284,073 Method and apparatus for pumping blood within a vessel 60 1979
4,256,094 Arterial pressure control system 131 1979
4,248,241 Patient monitoring apparatus 69 1979
4,271,018 Backwashable fluid filters 58 1979
4,342,218 Method and apparatus for zeroing and calibrating an invasive blood pressure monitoring system 65 1980
4,312,374 Differential-pressure valve 38 1980
4,295,963 Backwashable fluid filter 49 1980
4,363,236 Method and apparatus for detecting leaks in a structure 32 1980
4,278,540 Back washing fluid filters 44 1980
4,399,809 Artificial sphincter for use at stoma, or for the like purposes 76 1980
4,399,821 Free moving animal physiological monitoring and identification system and method 76 1981
4,405,318 Injector with ratchet drive and reproducing system 39 1981
4,376,523 Header and valving assembly 35 1981
4,421,124 Pressure detection arrangement 29 1981
4,415,071 Device for bleeding brakes and refilling brake system 36 1981
4,453,537 Apparatus for powering a body implant device 113 1981
4,451,033 Upper body exerciser for a stationary bicycle and a bicycle including the same 34 1981
4,380,427 Compact hydraulic drive for die closing unit of injection molding machine 45 1981
4,404,968 Pump and valve assembly for penile implant 34 1982
4,421,505 Wound irrigation system 34 1982
4,441,491 Pressure relief valve system for penile implant device 44 1982
4,439,186 Dilation device 86 1982
4,478,213 Therapeutic limb manipulator 39 1982
4,465,015 Device for spreading a substance onto a moving web of material 39 1983
4,536,000 Jaw position and/or force detector for power chuck 46 1983
4,552,150 Method and apparatus to assist cardiac muscle functioning 45 1983
4,617,016 Injection device 61 1983
4,538,616 Blood sugar level sensing and monitoring transducer 393 1983
4,531,526 Remote sensor telemetering system 85 1983
4,565,116 Hydraulic speed controls for die closing unit of injection molding machine 35 1983
4,499,394 Polymer piezoelectric sensor of animal foot pressure 81 1983
4,615,691 Surgically-implantable stepping motor 77 1983
4,492,632 Adaptor for external oil filter 51 1983
4,563,175 Multiple syringe pump 105 1983
4,546,524 Hose clamp apparatus 37 1984
4,633,878 Device for the automatic insulin or glucose infusion in diabetic subjects, based on the continuous monitoring of the patient's glucose, obtained without blood withdrawal 299 1984
4,592,340 Artificial catheter means 245 1984
4,685,469 Piezoresistive pressure measuring cell 41 1985
4,646,553 Press for cultivator shank 25 1985
4,819,656 Biofeedback therapy system 32 1985
4,672,974 Method and apparatus for "zeroing" and calibrating a catheter-tip gauge-pressure transducer 76 1985
4,691,710 Medical apparatus and system 33 1986
4,724,830 Flow control device for an implantable prosthesis 38 1986
4,685,463 Device for continuous in vivo measurement of blood glucose concentrations 341 1986
4,705,507 Arterial catheter means 169 1986
4,953,563 Protective disposable sheath for muscle monitor 34 1986
4,783,106 Method and apparatus for automatically controlling pressure in fluid-actuated systems 37 1986
4,669,484 Automatic leveling device for hemodynamic pressure measuring system 37 1986
4,772,257 External programmer for magnetically-adjustable cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve 58 1986
4,725,826 Manipulator grip slip sensor 26 1987
4,854,328 Animal monitoring telltale and information system 212 1987
4,832,034 Method and apparatus for withdrawing, collecting and biosensing chemical constituents from complex fluids 216 1987
4,807,321 Air cleaning system 27 1987
4,765,001 Splash guard for bathtub showers 36 1987
4,871,351 Implantable medication infusion system 589 1987
4,846,664 Hydraulic system for the mold clamping unit of a plastics injection molding machine 39 1987
4,840,068 Pipe pressure sensor 44 1988
4,867,618 Removable spindle for drill heads 29 1988
4,846,153 Intubating video endoscope 97 1988
4,960,424 Method of replacing a defective atrio-ventricular valve with a total atrio-ventricular valve bioprosthesis 269 1988
4,865,587 Syringe and catheter apparatus 37 1988
5,003,976 Cardiac and pulmonary physiological analysis via intracardiac measurements with a single sensor 189 1988
4,949,724 Method and apparatus for continuous measurement of cardiac output 47 1988
4,981,141 Wireless electrocardiographic monitoring system 103 1989
5,005,586 Method for exercising a patient's anal canal 28 1989
4,967,585 Bending die and ram assembly for tube bending machine 27 1989
4,919,143 Electroencephalic neurofeedback apparatus and method for bioelectrical frequency inhibition and facilitation 43 1989
5,007,919 Method and apparatus for patient protection against vessel rupture from balloon-tipped catheters 36 1989
5,046,661 Postal leaflets for direct mails 32 1989
5,052,910 Clamping unit for injection molding machine 34 1989
5,061,239 Intussusception air reduction system 36 1990
5,044,770 Thermometer for hot asphaltic concrete application 29 1990
5,019,032 Refined suspension procedure with implement for treating female stress incontinence 141 1990
5,212,476 Wireless intraoral controller disposed in oral cavity with electrodes to sense E.M.G. signals produced by contraction of the tongue 76 1990
5,053,008 Intracardiac catheter 596 1990
5,174,286 Sensor for right ventricular and thoracic volumes using the trailing edge value of a generated pulse 70 1990
5,032,822 Tire deflation warning system 26 1991
5,098,384 Pressure-compensated fluid administering apparatus 38 1991
5,077,102 Scented artificial flower 53 1991
5,129,806 Hydraulic system in an injection molding machine 36 1991
5,154,171 Rate adaptive pacemaker controlled by ejection fraction 101 1991
5,148,580 Shower curtain sealing and fastening arrangement 42 1991
5,148,695 Adjustable pipe and tubing bender 29 1991
5,192,314 Synthetic intraventricular implants and method of inserting 280 1991
5,230,694 Urological prosthesis 31 1992
5,249,858 Motor driven movable cabinet 52 1992
5,291,894 Apparatus for treating a patient with acoustic waves 41 1992
5,347,476 Instrumentation system with multiple sensor modules 90 1992
5,449,368 Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding device and method for implantation and removal thereof 213 1993
5,437,605 Remote controllable penile prosthetic system 47 1993
5,520,606 Mechanical urinary sphincter device 43 1993
5,354,200 Temperature gauge for dental drills and method employing same 26 1993
5,388,831 Luminous golf practice device 45 1993
5,365,462 Instrumentation system with multiple sensor modules providing calibration date information 65 1993
5,375,073 Instrumentation system with multiple sensor modules providing accuracy code information 37 1993
5,377,128 Self-calibrating instrumentation system with multiple sensor modules 74 1993
5,344,388 Textured surface prosthetic device 53 1993
5,353,622 Articulated three point pipe bending apparatus 30 1993
5,365,619 Bathtub shield arrangement 36 1994
5,431,694 Bio-operable power source 53 1994
5,433,694 Penile elevator 31 1994
5,417,226 Female anti-incontinence device 120 1994
5,490,514 Medical manometer with flexible fluid collection tube 16 1994
5,509,891 Prothesis for male dysfunction 35 1994
5,634,255 Method and apparatus for automated processing and handling of mash weldedsheet metal blanks 31 1994
5,887,475 Material for protecting sheet metal during the sheet metal forming process 26 1994
5,551,427 Implantable device for the effective elimination of cardiac arrhythmogenic sites 229 1995
5,591,171 Adapter and method for measuring pressures of fluid materials 22 1995
5,611,768 Inflatable vaginal pessary 53 1995
5,673,585 Automated dimpling apparatus 31 1995
5,797,403 Method for reduction of neurosurgical edema, hemorrhage, and respiration-induced tissue movement 16 1995
6,338,735 Methods for removing embolic material in blood flowing through a patient's ascending aorta 155 1996
5,935,083 Device for body fluid pressure measurement 28 1996
5,787,520 Shower curtain sealing kit 27 1997
5,916,179 System and method for reducing iatrogenic damage to nerves 31 1997
5,792,179 Retrievable cardiac balloon placement 55 1997
6,135,945 Anti-incontinence device 77 1997
5,873,837 System and method for remote measurement of fluid flow 30 1997
5,978,985 Method and apparatus for elastic shower splash guard 27 1997
5,993,398 Method of measuring intracranial pressure 22 1998
6,035,461 Bathtub shower splash guard 24 1998
6,470,213 Implantable medical device 24 1999
6,240,318 Transcutaneous energy transmission system with full wave Class E rectifier 43 1999
6,379,380 Metal stent containing radioactivatable isotope and method of making same 52 2000
6,432,040 Implantable esophageal sphincter apparatus for gastroesophageal reflux disease and method 160 2000
6,511,490 Gastric banding device and method 126 2001
2003/0009,201 Urinary dysfunction treatment apparatus 38 2001
6,654,629 Implantable biomarker and method of use 21 2002
6,961,619 Subcutaneously implantable power supply 98 2002
7,017,583 Food intake restriction with controlled wireless energy supply 71 2002
2003/0216,666 Implant for in-vivo parameter monitoring, processing and transmitting 77 2003
7,081,683 Method and apparatus for body generation of electrical energy 29 2003
2005/0025,979 Livestock security tag assembly 26 2003
2006/0183,967 Adjustable stomach band 41 2004
6,951,571 Valve implanting device 188 2004
2006/0085,051 ELECTRICAL IMPLANTS 24 2004
2006/0035,446 Apparatus of catalytic molecule beam epitaxy and process for growing III-nitride materials using the apparatus 23 2005
2006/0184,206 Implantable generating system 26 2005
2006/0122,285 Non-scorch flame retarded polyurethane foam 26 2005
2006/0089,571 Obesity treatment systems 79 2005
2006/0100,531 Instrumented retrievable implantable device 29 2005
2006/0189,889 Management Systems For The Surgically Treated Obese Patient 45 2006

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APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (23)
8,236,023 Apparatus and method for volume adjustment of intragastric balloons 1 2004
8,292,800 Implantable pump system 0 2009
8,317,677 Mechanical gastric band with cushions 0 2009
8,678,993 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,758,221 Source reservoir with potential energy for remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,840,541 Pressure sensing gastric banding system 0 2010
8,764,624 Inductively powered remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,506,532 System including access port and applicator tool 0 2010
8,517,915 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,308,630 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir 0 2010
8,382,780 Fatigue-resistant gastric banding device 0 2010
8,377,081 Closure system for tubular organs 0 2010
8,698,373 Pare piezo power with energy recovery 0 2010
8,708,979 Implantable coupling device 0 2010
8,715,158 Implantable bottom exit port 0 2011
8,845,513 Remotely adjustable gastric banding device 0 2011
8,725,435 Syringe-based leak detection system 1 2011
8,398,654 Implantable access port device and attachment system 0 2011
8,821,373 Directionless (orientation independent) needle injection port 0 2011
8,323,180 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir 0 2011
8,801,597 Implantable access port with mesh attachment rivets 0 2011
8,858,421 Interior needle stick guard stems for tubes 0 2011
8,409,221 Implantable access port device having a safety cap 0 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (5)
8,152,710 Physiological parameter analysis for an implantable restriction device and a data logger 0 2008
8,480,560 Implantable medical port with fluid conduit retention sleeve 0 2010
8,632,455 Gastric band with asymmetrical member 0 2010
8,852,217 Implantable injection port with tissue in-growth promoter 0 2010
8,663,255 Gastric band with overmold 0 2011
 
PELVALON, INC. (2)
8,740,766 Intra-vaginal devices and methods for treating fecal incontinence 0 2012
8,740,767 Intra-vaginal devices and methods for treating fecal incontinence 0 2012
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL (1)
8,623,042 Artificial gastric valve 0 2010
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL STEVEN (1)
8,251,888 Artificial gastric valve 0 2006
 
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8,511,404 Drilling tool, apparatus and method for underreaming and simultaneously monitoring and controlling wellbore diameter 0 2010
8,528,668 Electronically activated underreamer and calliper tool 0 2011

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